--- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, "wtsdv" <liberty@p...> wrote:
> O.K. now you've really unsettled me and convinced me once
> and for all that I don't what I'm talking about. I had no
> idea that such things were normal. I always thought that
> the natural syllabification of a sequence like CVCVCV was
> CV.CV.CV in all languages. I would never have thought that
> 'city' could be [sIt.i]!

Actually, I'm happy with neither [sI.tI] or [sIt.I]. That's why the concept
of ambisyllabicity appeals, though I've a feeling it normally has more to do
with geminates. Maybe thedevelopment of OE blæ:dre to late OE blæddre ( >
E. bladder) has more to do with shifting syllable boundaries than